Organic Thyme – The Magical Healer
Thyme is a member of the mint family and the word comes from the Greek meaning to “fumigate”.
It’s a beautifully aromatic herb with small pink flowers that has been used for thousands of years in many cultures.
From embalming in Ancient Egypt, to purification in Rome, even as a source of courage in Greece where warriors were massaged with thyme oil and it was mixed into drinks to enhance the intoxicating effects of the drink and induce bravery.
Witches claim thyme has magical powers that can prevent nightmares, assist in the development of psychic powers and make a woman irresistible simply by wearing it in her hair.
It has been used for hundreds of years to treat “neurological disorders” such as shyness, melancholy, anxiety, and depression
The Sumerians used thyme as an antiseptic due to it’s effectiveness in preventing the growth of disease-causing microorganisms.
Today we use it for it’s anti bacterial properties in acne creams and facial scrubs, in anti dandruff shampoos, conditioners and scalp treatments, as a germ-killer in mouthwashes and also as an anti fungal additive in the treatment of athlete’s foot.
Thyme is a rich source of antioxidants and when fresh has the highest level of antioxidants among all herbs.
Not only that, it is a good source of Vitamin A and Vitamin C.
Vitamin A is an antioxidant, vital for maintaining healthy mucus membranes and skin as well as good vision.
Vitamin C provides resistance against infectious diseases and fights harmful pro-inflammatory free radicals.
This amazing herb also contains Vitamin K, Vitamin E, folic acid and Vitamin B6 the “Stress Buster” vitamin.
It’s an excellent source of potassium, calcium, iron, manganese, magnesium and selenium giving it the ability to assist in controlling the heart rate and blood pressure while improving red blood cell formation.
Studies have proven that the constituents found in the extracts of Mastic thyme may protect against colon cancer.
Consumption of wild thyme has been found to induce cell death in the breast cancer cells.
Thyme tea is often recommended for treating PMS as well as menstrual cramps in women and to promote good digestion, and reduce gas and bloating.
Thyme oil is particularly beneficial for promoting cardiac health due to it’s anti-spasmodic properties that enable proper functioning of the cardiac valves by relaxing the veins and arteries, reducing blood pressure and strengthening the heart.
It is considered a great tonic to improve heart health as it enables your heart to function more efficiently.
Sachets of thyme hung in your closet or folded in with your stored clothes will keep moths out, and has a more pleasant scent than mothballs.
Grow your own and the tiny flowers will attract bees to your garden while the rest of the plant will repel mosquitoes.
Thyme adds a refreshing flavor to veggies and is especially good on potatoes. Actually, you can put thyme on just about anything.
The flowers are edible as well as the leaves, and make a lovely garnish.
Coming from an evergreen shrub means we can enjoy the benefits of Thyme all year round.